Florida State is coming house from dropping on the highway to Duke final Saturday and now will get the possibility to play Georgia Tech who simply picked up an upset win over Miami this week. It ought to give FSU an excellent probability to construct on a few of the issues they’ve discovered during the last couple of video games.
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This recreation will happen at 1 p.m. on the regional sports activities networks, reside from the Donald L. Tucker Civic Heart in Tallahassee, Florida.
A breakdown of the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets
Heading into the week, Georgia Tech did not win an ACC recreation, being given a tough begin. UNC, Clemson, and Virginia are all sturdy opponents to this point this season, and it wasn’t unreasonable for GT to be 0-3 throughout this stretch, however they shocked many with whom they defeated of their first win over the ACC: Miami. Miami was heading into the sport 13-1, with its solely defeat approaching a impartial discipline in opposition to an excellent Maryland staff, having overwhelmed Rutgers, Virginia and Windfall. They’ve an excellent resume. So once they traveled to Atlanta and misplaced to the Yellow Jackets, many eyes had been opened and plenty of questioned the way it occurred.
First, Miami was an icy chilly 3, simply 5/32 general. Nijel Pack was 3/12 and Isaiah Wong was 0/8 from deep. When these two battle this a lot, it is onerous to win matches. Norchad Oumier fouled 21 minutes for Miami, which opened up 14 offensive rebounds for GT. Second, Lance Terry was nice, scoring 24 factors on simply 13 photographs (6 free throws), grabbing 6 rebounds, and grabbing a steal as effectively.
Terry moved on from Gardner-Webb the place he averaged a profession 10.9 PPG and a couple of.7 RPG. He is been streaky this season, by no means scoring in double digits in back-to-back video games, however he clearly has the expertise to attain with one of the best of them, as he confirmed in opposition to Miami.
Georgia Tech’s MVP was Miles Kelly, as the one Yellow Jacket to common 14.5 PPG, 3.4 RPG and 1.0 APG at taking pictures splits of 42.2/39.3/88.2. He is been in double figures in each however two video games on the finish of November, and has averaged 18 PPG in ACC play to this point. The Kelly/Matthew Cleveland matchup ought to be a number of enjoyable. He and Terry are the one gamers who shoot higher than 33% of three on the staff.
Dallan Coleman was somebody closely recruited by FSU just a few years in the past, however GT managed to present him extra early taking part in time, and he began to get essentially the most out of him, averaging 9.7 PPG and three.0 RPG. It is nonetheless considerably incompetent, taking pictures solely 40.2% from the bottom and 32.8% from the depths. Coleman is a type of gamers who hit extra photographs, his effectivity decreases.
Jalon Moore is one other scorer near double figures at 9.5 PPG and 5.8 RPG, and is without doubt one of the finest defenders on the staff averaging 2.3 blocks + steals per recreation. 2.1 offensive rebounds per recreation is one thing FSU should control.
This can be a staff that’s nonetheless determining what it desires to be. 9 totally different gamers have began at the least 2 video games, and all of these 9 gamers play 12 minutes per recreation or extra. Javon Franklin, Rodney Howard, and Deivion Smith are all nice rebounders, aggregating 5.4 offensive rebounds per recreation. Smith and Kyle Sturdivant are one of the best playmakers on the staff, averaging 5.8 assists per recreation. After which there’s Tristan Maxwell, who… performs? I am truthfully unsure what he is good at.
Seminole collapse, Florida
It was a disappointing end result for Florida State in Durham final weekend as they misplaced 86-67 to Duke. The teaching employees was happy with the way in which they fought and did not quit in the long run, however they may by no means discover the momentum they wanted. Anytime that they had a glimmer of hope, a nasty cross in transition or a missed free throw kills every little thing. They nonetheless should be happy with the way in which Caleb Mills and Darren Inexperienced Jr. carried out, and Matthew Cleveland added a fourth double-double with principally free throws.
This shall be a troublesome recreation in opposition to a tough Georgia Tech protection, and FSU’s key ball handlers in Jalen Warley, Chandler Jackson, and Caleb Mills. They should be sturdy with the ball, make the precise passes on the proper time, and arrange issues to verify the assault runs as easily as potential.
Papa Miller solely has to take a seat by means of yet one more recreation earlier than he can get again to taking part in. I do know he is chomping a bit to get again on the market, and FSU cannot wait to get him. We’ll discuss it extra within the subsequent recreation.
Jaylan Jenney is out for the season with a torn ACL.
Cameron Fletcher will miss the season with a knee harm.
Papa Miller will return for the following recreation in opposition to Wake Forest, however he should sit out this final recreation.
Jeremiah Pembry is seen sporting a shoe on the Duke recreation.
Tristan Maxwell and Jordan Mika have missed the final two video games because of an sickness for Georgia Tech, however will possible return for this recreation. They had been potential for the Miami recreation however they have not performed but, I count on them to be good on this recreation.
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G: Galen Warley
G: Caleb Mills
G: Darren Inexperienced Jr
Q: Matthew Cleveland
A: Cameron Korn
G: Lance Terry
G: Dalan Coleman
G: Miles Kelly
F: Gallon Moore
C: Rodney Howard
Do not pressure 3s
Georgia Tech has one of the best 3-point protection within the ACC, permitting groups to shoot simply 27.3% of their 3-pointers this season. As Miami found this earlier recreation, should you take too many 3s, you are taking away worthwhile photographs that you would have had in any other case. Taking 20 3s might be an excessive amount of (Miami took 32, making 5), so except FSU has a sizzling 3 on this recreation, they need to give attention to getting in.
Robust with basketball
Even with out the pesky Jose Alvarado, this can be a powerful GT protection to attain on. When it comes to efficient discipline objective proportion, they permit one of many 50 lowest percentages. They do not pressure as many turnovers or block as many photographs as regular, however you continue to cannot be awful with basketball. Make sensible, crisp passes, and create open photographs with the motion of the ball.
Free throw variation
Florida should defend with out being contaminated on this matter. In video games the place Georgia Tech’s free throw fee (free throw makes an attempt per discipline objective makes an attempt) is lower than 30%, the rating is simply 2-5, with wins over lowly Alabama State and Northern Illinois. Then again, FSU must get to the free throw line. In video games the place Georgia Tech permits a free throw fee of over 36%, the ratio is 2-4.
FSU most well-liked by 2.5 factors with an over/underneath 144.5.
Florida State ought to have sufficient athletes to defend Georgia Tech, it’s going to actually depend upon whether or not FSU can get prime quality photographs and sufficient free throws to attain sufficient. I like ‘Noles’ on this one.
FSU 72 GT 68
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